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Jair Lage de Siqueira-Neto, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Jair Lage de Siqueira-Neto, Ph.D.

Jair Lage de Siqueira-Neto, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Email
jairlage@ucsd.edu

Phone
(858) 822-5595


Research Summary: Drug Discovery, High- Throughput, High-Content Screening

Dr. Siqueira-Neto’s research has focused on development and implementation of screening assays to identify active molecules and natural products against parasites causing neglected tropical diseases.

Academic Achievements

Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences (2003) University of Campinas, SP - Brazil; Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics (2007) University of Campinas, SP - Brazil; Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2009) Institut Pasteur Korea - South Korea.

Awards and Honors: CAPES Doctorate International Internship Scholarship (2005); DNDi Partnership of the Year, New Delhi, India (2010).

Leadership Experience: Team Leader and Drug Discovery Program Coordinator at Institut Pasteur Korea (2009-2012); Kinetoplastida Core Director from the Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases, UCSF & UCSD (2013-present); Assistant Adjunct Professor at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD (2014-present).

Key Contributions to Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Development of the first High-Content Screening for Leishmania and Trypanosoma cruzi

Selected Recent Publications

Potential Collaborative Programs with the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases
  • High-Throughput, High-Content Screening assay development